Leaning three-wheelers are slow coming to market (Piaggio’s MP3 is probably the best-known example), but they’re showing up in concept form more frequently, and this electric version from Doohan is one of the more interesting ones we’ve seen.
Dubbed the iTank, it’s a project seeking funding on Kickstarter. This trike is electric, not gas-powered, and its creators say they’ve been awarded 17 patents for their design.The iTank has an electric motor from Bosch, and it’s powered by a 26 AH lithium-ion battery with 100 km of range and six-hour recharging time. The designers claim the battery is good for 600 charging cycles, with a five-year life.
Max speed for second gear is 45 km/h, so this thing isn’t intended to be a tire-shredding speed demon.
You can find more specs and details on the trike at its Kickstarter page here. Doohan is hoping to sell it in the US by this fall, likely starting around the $4,000 mark. Kickstarter pledges can start at $29, but it might be a very hard sell for the company at this point, as the Skully crowdfunding fiasco is still fresh in many motorcyclists’ minds. Doohan does intend to make the iTank available to Canada, if you’re interested.
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